california raised more than $600,000 over the weekend. all the money, as you may have heard, goes to her leadership academy for girls in south africa. and it's an event we just could not miss. th africa. we couldn't miss. >> auction day! >> reporter: the crowd gathered early in santa barbara saturday morning for a chance to bid on hundreds of oprah's personal items. >> good morning, sir. >> how are you? >> i'm good good, good. >> good, good. >> reporter: i can't believe you're letting that go that girl. you loved her. oprah reluctantly agreed to play the role of auctioneer after convincing. >> you want me to talk about the things? >> no i want to you auction off the first five lots. >> i don't know how to auction. >> i'm going to teach you. >> oh, no, no, no. >> reporter: frank, isn't she zsh -- -- >> no, no, no i'm not saying $5 $10, i'm not doing that. >> i'll work with you.